Growing Pains (1985–1992)
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Feet of Clay 

Maggie arranges a meeting between Ben and his favourite rock star who turns out to be a disappointment in reality.


John Tracy


Neal Marlens (created by), Todd Thicke


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Episode credited cast:
Alan Thicke ... Dr. Jason Seaver
Joanna Kerns ... Maggie Malone Seaver
Kirk Cameron ... Mike Seaver
Tracey Gold ... Carol Seaver
Jeremy Miller ... Ben Seaver
Brad Pitt ... Jonathan Keith
Eric Allan Kramer ... Tony
Carrie O'Donnell Carrie O'Donnell ... Ellie
Billy Stevenson ... Boom Boom (as Bill Stevenson)
Robert Z'Dar ... Cliff
C. Darnell Rose C. Darnell Rose ... Roadie #3 (as Darnell Rose)
Brian Peck ... Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Michael Fish Sean Michael Fish ... Concert Goer


When Ben's favorite rock star, Johnathan Keith, comes to town, Maggie pulls some strings through her television station to get him a backstage pass and tickets to the show. Jason accompanies Ben and quickly realizes that Ben's idol is not what he seems. Written by SteveG

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Comedy | Family








Release Date:

8 February 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Brad Pitt was previously on the show (Season 3, Episode 9) as Jeff, the transfer student who pursued Carol because he assumed she was the most popular girl in school. He was a jerk then too. See more »


References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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The Fallen Idol starring Brad Pitt!
19 January 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

This episode has Brad Pitt as an obnoxious self-centered rock singer, JOnathan Keith. Ben Seaver is a huge fan and would love to see him but they can't get tickets. Jason went to Cornell Medical School with Jonathan's father who gets tired of being asked for tickets. Maggie pulls it off by getting tickets through her television station. Of course, they go to a private sound check where Jason gets Jonathan to sign his album (remember the records?). Well, anyway Jason overhears Jonathan being nasty to his road manager and bodyguard who was supposed to protect him from fans. Anyway, Ben gets a taste of Jonathan's bad medicine and decides whether he wants to go his concert. Look, it's a not great episode but it's interesting to see Brad Pitt before Jennifer and Angelina. It's nice to see him in this episode that just seemed like yesterday.

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